Re: Thoughts on distributing virtual machine images to promote Debian
Michael Hanke wrote:
> Therefore I'd like to ask whether you think that it would be
> reasonable for Debian to provide a virtual machine image with the
> most recent stable release that can be customized to perform a specific
> task on a win32 machine?
I completely fail to see why a VM image /inside/ debian (as in a debian
package) could be of any benefit to a win32 user. Windows does not
support to install debian packages out of an apt repositories as of now.
Assumed, it would be usefull for win32 users, I see two problems:
* space: a reasonable VM images would be way beyond 100mb, that's to
* security: Given that such a VM image package would be part
of a stable release; one would need to update it all the time for
every security update.
So, I think this is not so a good idea.
However, if I were you, I would try to get that image of yours either
into the vmware markedplace or to oszoo.
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